This week will be the first week that I have made the changes that I will be able to see how it goes. The first week of my new rule I had the children home on Friday and invited friends over. It was a big mistake to put so much into one day. I have learnt my lesson. Last week we had the trip to Adelaide and that made the week a bit harder too.
I have to confess though that because I don't have any extras to schedule in this week that I didn't do everything I should have today. I spent about a hour on the computer this morning rather than washing the floors in Tom and Amelias room and our room. I am going to go and wash them after this because I don't want to start the day tomorrow already behind. I also am suppose to be going to a meeting at the school but I think I am going to give it a miss.
My rule generally goes like this:
Pray the rosary
go for a walk (three days a week)
Get the children up
prepare breakfast and eat.
pack school lunch boxes
pack Toms diabetic bag
brush Amelia's hair
take the children to school.
9am to 3pm
Go to Mass
clean kitchen from breakfast
clean lounge dining room
make our bed
make Tom, Amelia's and Christopher's beds
Cleaning job (I have a different job for each day)
bring in washing, fold and put away.
Pray the Angelus and another rosary
prepare lunch, eat lunch and start preparation for tea.
Go to school for Tom's injection
The afternoon is spent doing cooking or sewing until 3.00 except for Friday wich is spent food shopping.
Pray the divine mercy chaplet and then get the children from school.
listen to Amelia read
listen to Tom read.
check Tom's spelling
help Tom, Amelia and Christopher clean up their room
update Tom's bsl diary
Coffee break with Steve
finish preparing tea
After tea the children all have jobs they have to do.
I go on computer and then check that they have done their jobs adequately.
At 7.30 we have family prayer then Tom, Amelia and Christopher go to their bedroom and read. Steve and I generally pray another rosary or just spend time talking about our days or any concerns.
At 8.30 the light goes out in the little childrens bedroom and I go on computer or read or sew.
I go to bed at 9.30 (well that is my aim but often it is later). If I get to bed at that time I can get up early and have a nice quiet house to pray in each morning.